In this episode of Kunes Car Convos
- Joe Thomas talks about what Retirement is like (2:10)
- Joe Thomas touches on how special it was to make the NFL Hall of Fame (5:08)
- Is Jump Around worth the hype? (9:21)
- And what does Joe Thomas want his legacy to be off the field? (13:10)
Welcome to another episode of Kunes Car Convos! In the world of professional football, few names shine as brightly as Joe Thomas. A legendary figure in the National Football League (NFL), Thomas has achieved what many can only dream of. Today, we sat down with the extraordinary Joe Thomas in his 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning. In this episode, Thomas is accompanied by our very own Scott Kunes. Thomas touches on the freedom of his retirement, his family values, and his opportunity to positively impact communities.
Joe Thomas grew up in Brookfield, WI and attended Brookfield Central High School. He played on their football team, the Brookfield Lancers, as offensive lineman, tight end, punter, and defensive end. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2003-2006. Joe Thomas's NFL journey began when he was selected as the third overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2007 NFL Draft. As an offensive tackle, Thomas quickly showcased his extraordinary talent and work ethic.
Joe Thomas stands as a paragon of excellence and achievement both on and off the field. Throughout his career, he has amassed a plethora of accolades that speak volumes about his dedication, skill, and unwavering commitment. As a renowned football player, Thomas’ accolades include 10 consecutive Pro Bowl selections, 6 first team All-Pro selections, UW Athletic Hall of Fame and NFL Hall of Fame inductee. Thomas was also selected as the Cleveland Browns Walter Payton Man of the Year, and holds the legendary record for most consecutive snaps at 10,363 over the course of 11 years.
Outside of his achievements on the football field, Joe Thomas remains grounded and personable. He is known for his sense of humor and his approachable demeanor, making him a favorite among fans and colleagues alike. Thomas' commitment to philanthropy and his involvement in various charitable endeavors further highlight his character and values. Off the field, Thomas is a devoted husband and father. His ability to balance his professional success with his role as a family man is a testament to his resilience and well-rounded nature. Thomas' selflessness and dedication to giving back have not only improved countless lives but have also inspired others to follow his lead in creating a better world. His legacy extends far beyond the realm of sports, as he continues to serve as a shining example of an athlete who uses his platform for the greater good.
Joe Thomas' journey from an aspiring football player to an NFL Hall of Famer is a testament to his dedication, talent, and unwavering work ethic. As he ventures beyond the football field, teaming up with Kunes Auto Group for a "Kunes Car Convo," his magnetic personality continues to draw people in. Whether he's dominating on the gridiron or engaging in conversations about his passions, Joe Thomas remains a true icon whose influence reaches far beyond sports. Thomas' partnership with Kunes Auto Group isn't just about cars; it's about fostering connections and sharing experiences with people who share the same values: Faith, Family and Giving Back.
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